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Here’s the plan for Kristin Armstrong’s gold medal bash Sunday

Boise welcomes home gold medalist Kristin Armstrong

Three-time Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong was welcomed home by a crowd of about 100 people at the Boise Airport. She landed at about 1 p.m. Monday and met the supporters who were chanting “Armstrong” and “U.S.A.” Here are the excerp
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Three-time Olympic gold medal cyclist Kristin Armstrong was welcomed home by a crowd of about 100 people at the Boise Airport. She landed at about 1 p.m. Monday and met the supporters who were chanting “Armstrong” and “U.S.A.” Here are the excerp

The Boise cyclist won an unprecedented third gold medal in a row in the women’s time trial at the Rio Olympics earlier this month.

Now, Boise will celebrate.

The city released more details Friday of a celebration planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Municipal Park, 500 S. Walnut St.

First up will be a ceremony formally honoring Armstrong, including comments from Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and others.

That should wrap up by 1:45 p.m., when free hotdogs, fresh fruit, a baked potato bar, yogurt and water will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kids will have the chance to win their own gold medals, presented by Armstrong. Available games will include capture the flag, dodgeball, relays, parachute games and Giant Jenga.

Plan to bike to the park? That’s great, Boise officials say. The city and the Boise Bicycle Project will provide a bike corral to park in.

Parking attendants will also be on site to help park cars and trucks along the north side of Municipal Park, at the Idaho Fish and Game MK Nature Center and in the parking lot on the northwest corner of East Park Boulevard and South Walnut Street.

Either way, you should bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs, organizers say.

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